Icelandic Trail Riding Adventure Package

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Available: May through October – Click here to check room availability.

Package details: Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning, dinner for two, featuring the Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu and a 90 minute introduction to Icelandic Horses.   Your riding adventure will begin at noon at our very own Pepper Hill Farm, located just 15 minutes away in South Thomaston.  The Icelandic Horse is renowned for its five natural gaits. While most other breeds have only three or four gaits, the Icelandic Horse can Walk, Tölt, Trot, Pace, Canter or Gallop. Your guide will demonstrate the various gaits and assist you with your questions. You will have the chance to get to know your horse in our indoor or outdoor arena. You’ll learn why Icelandic horses are so unique!  Once comfortable you will be riding the trails through the woods and fields on the farm with your guide. We also have an onsite track which gives the horses good footing and distance to show off their gaits and their very smooth ride. 

As an added bonus, we’ll send you with a picnic lunch for two complete with an Italian Grinder, homemade dill-potato salad, fresh seasonal fruit and for dessert, a Maine whoopie pie!  Find pricing information HERE.

• Horseback Riding Requirements HERE.

 

 

 

 

New Center for Maine Contemporary Arts – Opens June 26th

Experience the art of this generation and the next. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s exhibitions and educational programs are made to inspire and attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

With its iconic sawtooth roofline, CMCA’s striking new building—designed by architect Toshiko Mori—provides exceptional exhibition space for presentation of work by contemporary artists. The complex also includes a gift shop, an ArtLab classroom, and a courtyard open to the public.

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Located in the heart of Rockland’s downtown arts district, CMCA is in walking distance of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, the Strand Theatre, and dozens of art galleries, restaurants, and hotels. Be ready to say wow!

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Upcoming Exhibitions
 

Jonathan Borofsky, Human Structures, June 26  -August 21, 2016
Alex Katz, Small Paintings, June 26 – August 17, 2016
Rollin Leonard, Vernal Pool, June 26 – August 14, 2016
Lauren Henkin, Second Nature, June 26 – August 14, 2016
Don Voisine, X/V, September 2October 28, 2016
2016 Biennial, November 4, 2016January 24, 2017

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Harbor Watch Cottage – Save 20%! Sleeps Eight People!

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HOT DEAL!  Rent our spacious Harbor Watch Cottage the week of June 18-25, 2016 for only $1999.

Our premiere rental cottage is spacious for families and/or friends traveling together.  Harbor Watch Cottage sleeps eight and  is located in the heart the village.  It offers lovely views of the harbor — with panoramic vistas from many rooms!  The harbor is just outside your door, with its fleet of windjammers and bustle of activity.  Early risers won’t want to miss the sun rising over Camden Harbor!  Plus, it couldn’t be closer to the boutiques and restaurants of charming downtown Camden!

Find more information on our home and to check availability of additional weeks here.  Call us at 207-236-4259 to take advantage of this super discount!

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Mother’s Day Brunch – Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Starter:

Baked Blintz with a Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Choice of Entree:

Baked Eggs with Chimichurri, Prosciutto and a Roasted Fingerling Potato Hash

Lobster, Asparagus and Gruyere Quiche with a Spring Salad

Brown Butter Banana Waffles with Dulce de Leche and Cumin Spiced Bacon

Dessert:

Dark Chocolate Espresso Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Blueberry Crème Brûlée with a Lemon Madeline

$25 per person /Reservations 207.236.4259 

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Concert ~ Christine Lavin and Don White at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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Since 2008 these two veteran performers have brought their unique brand of clean and hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the US proving night after night that comedy can be smart, friendly, and breathtakingly funny without being vulgar or pejorative. This is a show for anyone who wants to laugh, whether it’s a group of friends or a family gathering, and feel good on their way out of the venue.

Since emerging from the NYC singer/songwriter scene in the late 1980s, (along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, etc), Lavin quickly established herself as an entertaining tour de force. Quick on her feet, witty, insightful, engaging, she remains one of the most popular and respected performers in the genre.

Christine has also been at the forefront of finding and promoting extraordinary new talent. She founded a songwriter’s retreat on Martha’s Vineyard, the On a Winter’s (and Summer’s) Night tours), The Four Bitchin’ Babes, Laugh tracks among many other projects, in the process releasing more than 10 compilations CDs, as well as more than 20 of her own.

Her co-conspirator, Don White, is the latest artist that Christine has championed. “He’s such an original; I call him sometimes a ‘blue collar intellectual,’” Lavin says. “Don has extremely high standards when it comes to what he does onstage. And he hits a grand slam every time. The first time we worked together he opened for me and it’s the only time in my entire career that I opened with a ballad because he was so funny, the audience was so laughed out.”

“It doesn’t sound like a folk concert, it sounds like a comedy concert,” says White of his laughter-inducing co-bills with Lavin. “We rehearse and we rehearse and then inevitably, she’ll throw something at me that I have no idea about, with a mischievous grin that lets me know she’s been thinking about it all afternoon. Just to see what will happen. And she’s taught me to do the same.”  Tickets are general admission and $22 in advance and $26 the night of the show. They are available at the Camden Opera House website or by calling (207)470-7066, or for no fee walk-up at the Camden Town Office M-F 9AM-3P

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Concert ~ Lunasa with Tim O’Brien at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  February 26,, 2016 at 7 PM

Location Address: Camden Opera House

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From the Camden Opera House website:

Returning to the Camden Opera House is the ever popular Celtic band Lunasa with special guest Tim O’Brien!

Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien embark on a transatlantic journey exploring the common roots, interplay and mutual influences at the heart of American and Irish music.
Musicoligists and fans of the two styles of music – bluegrass and Celtic – agree that both styles of music have the same roots, share a lot of the same characteristics, and even some of the same instruments – fiddle, guitar, upright bass. Both are known for their liveliness and danceability, all the while tugging at your heart strings in some nostalgic but inexplicable way. Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien are masters of their respective genres and, over the years, both have more than dipped their feet in the waters of each other’s musical ponds. With great respect for the traditions from which they all came, O’Brien and Lúnasa keep those same traditions fresh with their virtuosic musicianship and frequent original compositions.

Since coming together in 1996, Lúnasa has performed over 1800 concerts and achieved a worldwide reputation as a different kind of Irish traditional music band. The all-instrumental quintet is noted for double bass and guitar-driven rhythms, original compositions mixed with material from Celtic regions such as Brittany, Galicia, and Asturias, and a surprising focus on slower melodies involving three-part harmonies played on the traditional pipes, fiddle, and flute. By any reckoning, Lúnasa is regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest traditional music bands. with an enviable back catalogue of seven highly acclaimed, award-winning studio albums boasting more than a quarter of a million sales. . Their recordings have been hailed as some of the most important world music albums anywhere. The music of Lúnasa is typified by the drive and passion that defines Irish music itself. Lúnasa is Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Colin Farrell (fiddle and whistles), and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).

Tim O’Brien is one of the spearheads of contemporary bluegrass. As co- founder and lead vocalist of Hot Rize and Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, O’Brien served as a bridge between the traditional sounds of the hill country and the modern styles of bluegrass in the 1980s. Since the band’s breakup, O’Brien has continued to expand the music’s borders as a soloist, a duo partner with his sister Mollie, and with his band, the O’Boys. O’Brien’s songs have additionally been recorded by Kathy Mattea, the Seldom Scene, New Grass Revival, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. Playing guitar since the age of 10, O’Brien also plays fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. New CD Pompadour is his first solo release in four years. The album swirls together bits of bluegrass, deep-roots Appalachian music, field hollars, old-school rock ‘n roll, traditional jazz, and even James Brown funk. Lúnasa’s bass player, Trevor Hutchinson, joins O’Brien on Pompadour; and the two have toured together in New Zealand. The band’s piper, Cillian Vallely, has also toured with O’Brien in The Crossing, a group that combined Appalachian and Celtic sounds.
Coincidentally, both Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien recently performed separately at Scotland’s acclaimed festival Celtic Connections. American audiences will have the opportunity that Glasgow audiences did not – to see these artists perform together and blend their two traditions. O’Brien has just returned from a tour in Ireland and the U.K., while Lúnasa is coming off their sold-out headlining appearance at Dublin’s Tradfest 2016, as well as shows in Letterkenny and Derry. These concerts provide a rare opportunity to see (and of course, hear) an epic collaboration.

Reserved seating tickets available here $22, $25 and $28 or by calling 207-470-7066 or stopping at Camden Town Office for no fee walk-up.

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

$179 MIDWEEK SPECIAL – Overnight with dinner EXTENDED through March 10th!

Ready to relax and unwind after this winter? How about a luxurious getaway, complete with delicious food at a rate that can’t be beat!
Stay one night, Sunday through Thursday in our best available room, enjoy our five course, Chef’s Tasting dinner menu for two and a sumptuous breakfast in the morning – all for just $179! 

Upgrade to a spacious suite complete with a gas fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, private entrance and more – only $199!     

Added bonus – extend your stay for only $99 more per night!

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*Valid through March 10th, 2016. Can not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Valid on new reservations only.  Excludes February 14th, 2016.

Georges River Land Trust April Benefit Dinners

georges riverWe excited to once again extend an invitation to the supporters of Georges River Land Trust of dinner with us to benefit their conservation efforts. Make your dinner reservation here at the Hartstone Inn on April 4, 2016, and 50% of your dinner bill will be donated to the Land Trust. If you can’t make it on this date, there are two more opportunities to dine and donate: April 11 and April 18!

Take your friends and family for a sublime evening of dining and donating! Preview our current dinner menus here.

These dinners were a huge success last April raising a total of $1000. We look to surpass that this year!

Please call us at (207) 236-4259 to make your dinner reservation. Be sure to mention that you are supporting Georges River Land Trust!

 

 

 

Jungle Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  March 4, 2016 at 7:30 PMjack hanna

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

 

 

Maine Restaurant Week Package

Available: March 1 – 12, 2016 – Click here to check room availability.

Restaurant Week is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During this week, area restaurants near and far offer specially priced three course meals.  Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers.  During restaurant week, they go above and beyond! The first restaurant week concept originated
in New York City in the early 1900’s and caught on in Maine in 2009. 

Package includes a one night stay, sumptuous breakfasts in the morning and dinner for two, featuring our Maine Restaurant Week Menu. ($175 – $250 based on room selection) View our three course Maine Restaurant Week menu here.

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Maine Restaurant Week March 1 – 12, 2016

THREE COURSES / $35

APPETIZERS

  • POTATO AND LEEK SOUP – white truffle oil
  • SEARED SCALLOPS – warm radicchio, house-made pancetta
  • PAPARDELLE – braised lamb ragu, whipped ricotta

ENTREES

  • HERB CRUSTED SOLE PROVENCAL – jasmine rice, haircot verts
  • BEEF TENDERLOIN – thyme butter, sherried mushrooms, smashed potatoes, asparagus
  • CHICKEN BREAST – spinach and brie stuffed, plum tomato orzo, grilled zucchini

DESSERTS

  • GRAND MARNIER SOUFFLE – orange crème anglaise
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE TART – homemade vanilla ice cream, salted caramel
  • GLAZED MEYER LEMON POUND CAKE – whipped cream, fresh raspberries